Trapped Inside: An Underreported Nightmare

ndrea* went to the ER in an unresponsive state. She thought she was having a seizure. While she could hear, she could not see, speak, or move voluntarily. When she arrived at the ER, before she was assigned a room, she heard two men discussing whether she was faking her symptoms or if she was a drug addict. One of them advocated that the other move her limbs until she responded. When they moved her shoulder, she…